Klopp hails Fab-tastic new player
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp shares his new signing Fabinho's excitement about the future at Anfield.
On Monday night the Reds announced they had struck a deal with Ligue 1 club Monaco that would see Brazilian midfielder Fabinho move to Liverpool on July 1. Klopp believes the 24-year-old possesses a mentality which will benefit his existing squad.
He said: "We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think.
"His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.
"He has a lovely family also - adding a person like this to our dressing room only makes us even stronger. What we have - in terms of our environment at Melwood and in the team - means anyone coming in must be of that build. They must be the highest quality person and player."
Fabinho graduated from the Fluminense academy as a right-back and persisted in that position until, after brief stints with Rio Ave and Real Madrid, blossoming as a defensive midfielder at Monaco.
Klopp added: "He has ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play '6', '8' and '2'. This is cool. He is tactically very strong and football smart. I think he improves our squad and there aren't that many players you can say that about in this moment, because the quality we have already is so high."